We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Port Charlotte, FL.

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2327 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kartis specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Arcadia, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kartis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Kartis attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,045
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,376
Dr. Ronald Meyer Constine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Constine specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Constine include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Constine performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Problems

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Schroering's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schroering include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Schroering attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Schroering is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4130 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Louis Rosenfield works as an adult cardiologist, pediatric cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Rosenfield accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Rosenfield has received professional recognition including the following: Distinction, George Washington Univ. Dr. Rosenfield (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Danish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $936
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517

Specializes in Urology
3410 Tamiami Trail; Suite 4
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Marc Melser, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Melser honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $2,756
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Florida Hand Center - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 18344 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Helgemo is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Helgemo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Helgemo trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 189
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $501

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Hotchkiss practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hotchkiss's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Hotchkiss attended Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $592
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $557

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Davis Orthopedic Center - Port Charlotte; 1951-b Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Mark Davis' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Davis honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $2,282
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $569

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Laura Gruneiro is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gruneiro's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gruneiro is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. She welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $1,090 - $1,310
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $736 - $842

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Robert Stchur's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stchur attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Stchur completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 407
  • Charge (avg.): $317 - $1,213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $183 - $1,111

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jason Reiss' area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reiss include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Dr. Reiss's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Sidney Peykar practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Port Charlotte, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peykar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 111
  • Charge (avg.): $1,130 - $2,448
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $289 - $825

Specializes in Neurosurgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Muhammed Memon works as a neurosurgeon. Before performing his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University, Dr. Memon attended Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Memon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521

Specializes in General Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Gruneiro specializes in general surgery and practices in Port Charlotte, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University, Dr. Gruneiro attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $627

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4161 Tamiami Trail; Unit 101
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Kaler is an orthopedic surgeon in Port Charlotte, FL. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Kaler graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaler accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,130

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Steven Baker sees patients in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker takes. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Baker is professionally affiliated with Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,119
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $568

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
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